Archive of April 11, 2005

Cardinals solidify plans for conclave, announce that faithful may visit papal grave this week

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Earlier today, at the end of the Seventh General Congregation of Cardinals, the Vatican released a statement saying that faithful may begin visiting Pope John Paul II’s grave on April 13th.

Pope John Paul II was preparing encyclical on charity and globalization

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the months before his death, Pope John Paul II had been preparing an encyclical on charity as a response to the phenomenon of globalization, Archbishop Marcelo Sanchez Sorondo, Chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of the Sciences, told CNA.

Prayers of John Paul II led to cure, says Cardinal Marchisano

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Thousands of letters have been pouring into the Vatican this week claiming miraculous cures attributed to the intercession of the late Pope John Paul II. However, one the most eloquent testimonies came not through the mail but was shared live from St. Peter’s Basilica.

Cardinal Ruini: Pope was a ‘brother and father to everyone’

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- In the continuing historic process of laying to rest and electing a new pope, the Church celebrated yesterday the third Mass of the "novendiali" (nine days of mourning) for John Paul II, who died on April 2nd.

Cardinal Errazuriz: the city is a place to evangelize

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the celebration of Holy Mass at his titular church in Rome, Cardinal Francisco Javier Errazuriz, Archbishop of Santiago, Chile, recalled that the role of Christians is that of evangelizing in cities.

Central station, square to be named after Pope John Paul

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Rome’s renowned central train station, Termini, will be renamed in honor of Pope John Paul II, who died April 2 at the age of 84. The announcement was made by the city’s mayor, Walter Veltroni, after the Pope’s funeral last week.  

Schiavo’s death surfaces euthanasia debate in Austria, Germany

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Since the death of 41-year-old Florida woman Terri Schiavo March 31, debates on the ethics of euthanasia have come to the foreground in Austria and Germany, says a recent report by the Associated Press.

John Paul II could become saint soon, says archbishop

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Pope John Paul II could be named a saint as early as October.

Cubans honor John Paul II with photo exhibit

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- Following the funeral mass of Pope John Paul II April 8, Cubans inaugurated their first-ever photo exhibit of the late pontiff at the Jose Marti Memorial in Havana's Revolution Square.

Denver Archbishop, Michigan couple to be honored for pro-life work

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The National Right to Life Educational Trust recently announced that the group plans to honor Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput, and Michigan couple, Richard and Helen DeVos at its ‘Proudly Pro-Life’ awards dinner in the nation’s capital on April 20th.

Anglican Church losing credibility, says Anglican archbishop

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- It is increasingly difficult for the world to take the Anglican Church seriously due to the continuous disputes taking place within the worldwide Communion, said Anglican Archbishop Barry Morgan last week.

Cardinal Ouellet returns to diocese to ordain bishops

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- While most of the world’s cardinals were in Rome this past weekend preparing for the conclave next week, Marc Cardinal Ouellet returned to Canada.

Complaints filed with human rights commission against Catholic bishop

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- A Canadian Catholic bishop may face a human rights tribunal within the next year due to a pastoral letter he issued to parishioners in January against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.

Catholic Civil Rights League supports bishop facing human rights complaint

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- The human rights complaints filed against Bishop Fred Henry of Calgary strike “at the core of freedom of speech and freedom of religion guaranteed to all Canadians,” said Catholic Civil Rights League president Phil Horgan.

Cardinal Law recalls Pope’s link with Roman basilicas

Apr 11, 2005 - 12:00 am .- During the third Mass of the “Novendiale” for the repose of the soul of Pope John Paul II, Cardinal Bernard Law, Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Mary Major, recalled the late Pontiff’s ties with the four patriarchal basilicas.

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